…..found not breathing normally what will you do next?
Remember the DRSABC!
Dangers – check for dangers to yourself, the person in need of help and any bystanders present.
Check for a Response – is the person responding to verbal stimulation or physical checks. The man was not responsive.
Send for help – ask a bystander to call the emergency services and request if possible, bring the nearest available AED. A bystander was asked to call the emergency services and find a defibrillator.
If the person is unresponsive – Open their Airway and check for Normal Breathing. The check has been made and he is not breathing normally what will you do now?
Tune in tomorrow when we will go through what to do next with our person who is not breathing normally…..
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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